Catherine McKinnell MP has used a debate in Parliament today to call on the Government to change direction and cancel the planned £20 per week cut to Universal Credit. During a debate on the planned cut, Catherine highlighted research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that 40% of families with children in Newcastle North would … Continue reading THINK AGAIN ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT URGES NEWCASTLE NORTH MP
Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has used a debate in Westminster to call on the Government to back HS2 in full, following reports that Ministers are considering scrapping the Eastern Leg of HS2. The Eastern Leg, also known as Phase 2b, would run to North Yorkshire and connect to the North East via the East … Continue reading SCRAPPING THE EASTERN LEG OF HS2 MAKES ABSOLUTE MOCKERY OF LEVELLING UP SLAMS NEWCASTLE MP.
Catherine McKinnell, Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, has highlighted the importance of good quality accessible childcare during a debate in Westminster Hall on childcare funding and affordability. The debate follows over 112,000 people signing a petition calling for independent review of childcare funding, started by campaign group Pregnant then Screwed. As Chair of the … Continue reading ‘APPROACH AND FUND CHILDCARE AS THE VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT THAT IT CLEARLY SHOULD BE’ SAYS NEWCASTLE NORTH MP